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7 Fun Games That Are Also Educational - Mike Smith Yahoo

By Mike Smith

We’re smack in the middle of summer, so any talk of education might seem downright unpatriotic. Still, the dark secret of many great games is that they can teach you stuff without your even realizing it. These winners are as enjoyable as they are edifying.

1. Minecraft

7 Fun Games That Are Also Educational

It’s a happy thing that one of the biggest breakout hits of the past few years is secretly teaching our children everything from geometry to resource management to teamwork. Admittedly, it may also be teaching them that diamonds can be turned into excellent swords and that riding a pig is socially acceptable behavior. Good, bad — either way, it’s hard to play Minecraft and not learn anything.

2. LittleBigPlanet 2


Sony struck educational gold with the LittleBigPlanet series. On its surface it’s just a platform game where you can fool about with some level components; underneath it’s an engine for creating your own games, complete with a rich graphical programming language that’s flexible enough to make anything from racers to shooters. Keep your eye out for the game’s third installment, due this November.

3. Bookworm


The more esoteric your verbiage, the more prodigious your remuneration. Bookworm is so educational it even comes with a built-in dictionary. Any game where you’re assembling letters into words can’t fail to be at least somewhat educational — and Bookworm is just as much fun for adults as it is for kids.


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Curious George | August 12th 2014 at 1407907613

Whatever happened to plain old game of Chess?

Am I the only winner here?

thanks Curi
NeillsDeals | August 13th 2014 at 1407938213

You are always A Winner, Curi! If you look again, especially at the top one, you may see that some of these are sort of like Sons of Chess;o) and maybe they will get kids on the road to the Big Game. Harry Potter and friends still know how great Chess is! Others will follow and relearn appreciation of the Master Game.

Thank you and Cheers!
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Lilysimpson | September 21st 2017 at 1505995425

They are incredible for children to learn while playing. I had a go at Proofreading and Editing Words game on my child and it did deliberate. He adapted such huge numbers of words so rapidly that I was astounded. A disgrace that there aren't numerous educational games out there that receive to the identity of the child.
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